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ARLINGTON, Texas - The Devil Rays are interested in further revamping their bullpen by signing RHP Fernando Cabrera when he clears release waivers Monday.

Cabrera was let go by the Indians after going 1-2 with a 5.61 ERA in 24 games, but Cleveland officials say he has the talent to be more successful.

"We tried to be as patient as we could with Fernando," Indians assistant GM Chris Antonetti told Cleveland writers. "He's still going to be a very good major-league pitcher, but he needs to get regular work. We were not able to give him that regular work."

Cabrera, 25, was 3-3, 5.19 in 51 games last season. He is 6-6, 4.35 in 1301/3 major-league innings over four seasons, striking out 145 but walking 66 and allowing 20 homers.

Antonetti said Cabrera was claimed on trade waivers, but the Indians couldn't work out a deal, so they released him so he could "pick his next team." The Orioles are among other teams expected to be interested.


Per the Times, so it's a wait and see game, if he's looking for a low pressure, high workload venue to work his talent into production he's got a great shot here...